Author Archives: Dick Brennan

Wild World of Politics
Wild World of Politics

Dick Brennan

A bog of corruption


| dbrennan@queenscourier.com

“Swamp Thing” was a 1982 sci-fi thriller by horror maven Wes Craven.  There was a horrible sequel in 1989, “Return of the Swamp Thing.” I came to miss those “Swamp” movies, but then I started covering Albany on a regular basis a few years ago, and encountered what many have described as a political swamp. […]

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Throw the bums out


| dbrennan@queenscourier.com

If you go through State Senator Malcolm Smith’s district in Hollis, it’s hard to find someone who doesn’t have a kind word to say about him.  Smith has been popular there for years, bringing home the bacon. He had made what was seemingly an abortive attempt to run for mayor, but a try on the […]

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Spring fever


| dbrennan@queenscourier.com

I was walking on 7th Avenue last week and noticed a baseball cap that had a vaguely familiar look to it. At first glance I thought it was a San Francisco Giants cap, but on closer examination, I noticed the insignia in orange: an interlocking Y and G.  Aha!  The Yomiuri Giants of Japan. And the […]

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Banning the bubbles


| dbrennan@queenscourier.com

So the soda ban has been banned. Mayor Bloomberg’s initiative has, for now, fizzled out, and most of New York is celebrating. Instinctively, people don’t want to be told what to do, especially when it comes to food. But there are two sides to this case. The judge in this case, Milton Tingling of the […]

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